Greenville man charged after sex sting operation in Ayden

AYDEN, N.C. (WITN) – A Greenville man is jailed on a $1.5 million bond after his arrest this past weekend on several child sex charges.

Court records show Jimmy Harris, Jr. was arrested by Ayden police on Sunday during a sting operation, the second one there in less than a week.

The 32-year-old man is charged with felony disseminate obscenity, felony solicit by computer and indecent liberties with a child. Police also charged Harris with trafficking opium or heroin.

Warrants say Harris thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl, but instead it was a man posing online as the young teen.

The meet-up happened in the same Food Lion parking lot where a Duplin County man was arrested last week for similar crimes.

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